Caruthersville port preparing for rising river

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KAIT) - The ports of Caruthersville are getting prepared for the rising Mississippi River.

Manager of MFA Fertilizer Storage at the Port of Caruthersville Jim Strawbridge says semi trucks have been removing fertilizer since Monday. Strawbridge says they will begin sandbaging when the domes are empty.

Chief Engineer for the Levee District Charles Davis says all openings in the floodwall in town are closed, and volunteers are filling sandbags to reinforce timbers.

The river is expected to top at 48 the wall is designed for 50.

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